13 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Provocative pop is nothing new, but former Christian rocker Katy Perry gives the entire concept an undeniable, hook-heavy sheen on this debut. Yes, it’s hard to look beyond “I Kissed a Girl”—a sly, glammy monster bearing the undeniable imprint of Swedish production maven Max Martin—but One of the Boys is no one-note offering. The title track purrs with foot-on-the-amp cool, and “Hot ‘n’ Cold” turns romantic tempestuousness into three minutes of throbbing, gloss-rock majesty.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Provocative pop is nothing new, but former Christian rocker Katy Perry gives the entire concept an undeniable, hook-heavy sheen on this debut. Yes, it’s hard to look beyond “I Kissed a Girl”—a sly, glammy monster bearing the undeniable imprint of Swedish production maven Max Martin—but One of the Boys is no one-note offering. The title track purrs with foot-on-the-amp cool, and “Hot ‘n’ Cold” turns romantic tempestuousness into three minutes of throbbing, gloss-rock majesty.

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